It’s easy to find unanimous votes in favor of various bills and resolutions in the House of Representatives, but unanimously against?
Let me know if this is truly historic, or just profoundly embarrassing for Obama:
President Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House late Wednesday, in a vote Republicans arranged to try to embarrass him and shelve his plan for the rest of the year.
The vote came as the House worked its way through its own fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, written by Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan. Republicans wrote an amendment that contained Mr. Obama’s budget and offered it on the floor, daring Democrats to back the plan, which calls for major tax increases and yet still adds trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.
Not even Nancy Pelosi voted for it.
It doesn’t look promising in the Senate, either, which last year unanimously defeated Obama’s budget, 97-0.